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This demo which shows a complete Ethernet AVB audio amplifier solution built with NXP silicon and software.     Features Audio Video Bridging for automotive infotainment purposes System AVB amplifier for car audio nodes Analog video/audio is converted into AVB and outputs to vybrid Tower running AVB stack Featured NXP Products Vybrid Qorivva MCU Development Hardware Used Vybrid TWR board
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ARM's Ronan Synnott demonstrates the Keil Microcontroller Development Kit (MDK) at the 2014 FTF-Americas. The MDK is a complete software development environment for the Kinetis device family.   Features Demonstrating Keil's Microcontroller Development Kit (full feature debug IDE from ARM) solution Connecting via Ulink Pro JTAG connector ARMCC (ARM compiler) View registers, view memory, etc. Values update on the fly, logic analyzer to visualize values in a system and display on a timeline format   Featured NXP Products Kinetis Microcontrollers Links ARM  
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Demo Owner Brian Gildon   Timesys Vice President of Business Development, Brian Gildon demonstrates various NXP based applications for optimized performance devices. Demonstrations include  NXP's Vybrid TWR-VF65GS10 board on Linux, a fast boot demonstration using i.MX 6 platform on Linux and finally a Sabre SDP a multi-touch interface design for designers who want simple branding.   Features Timesys - Linux tools services and training First demo: Vybrid tower board demo RTOS and Linux running simultaneously Second demo: Boot up Android quickly from a cold boot Third demo: Accelerated video demo vs non-accelerated video comparison Fourth demo: QT widget support on a multi-touch interface   Product Link SABRE Board for Smart Devices Based on the i.MX 6Quad Applications Processors i.MX 6Quad SABRE Development Board | NXP  VFxxx Controller Solutions VFxxx Controller Solutions based on Arm® Cortex® A5 and M4 Cores | NXP  Links Tymesys  
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Demo Direct Fuel Injection (DFI) is a critical  technology for improving performance  and fuel and emissions efficiency of modern gasoline and diesel engines. The MC33PT2000 is our latest programmable solenoid driver designed to meet the needs of  next-generation 3-cylinder and 6-cylinder DFI engines.  This demo introduces the  many flexible HW and diagnostic capabilities of the MC33PT200, including the integrated end of injection (EOI) detection for precise control of DFI  injectors.   If you have any questions regarding this device please contact the owner: Pierre Calmes     Features Controls 3, 4, or 6 solenoids in three banks and 72 V DC/DC boost Integrated End of Injection (EOI) measurement for precise real-time control Security and safety through integrated code encryption and advanced diagnostics   Featured NXP Products Programmable Gate Driver for Solenoid Control   Development Hardware Used Product Link PT2000 Evaluation Kit with KL25Z for 3 Cylinder with Freewheeling https://www.nxp.com/design/development-boards/analog-toolbox/pt2000-evaluation-kit-with-kl25z-for-3-cylinder-with-freewheeling:KITPT2000FRDM3C?&fasp=1 PT2000 Evaluation Kit with KL25Z for 4/6 Cylinder https://www.nxp.com/design/development-boards/analog-toolbox/pt2000-evaluation-kit-with-kl25z-for-4-6-cylinder:KITPT2000FRDM6C?&fasp=1
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Demo This demo showcases the MAC57D5xx microcontroller rendering on a LVDS 1280x480 display for a full digital graphic instrument cluster and a Head-up Display on a secondary panel showcasing the warping capabilities of the microcontroller.       Single-chip instrument cluster solution with powerful graphics subsystem, including inline Head-Up Display warping functionality Dual-core ARM® Cortex®-A5/M4 for real-time and application processing and additional Cortex-M0+IOP core Cryptographic Services Engine, tamper detection and password protection for Flash memory and JTAG   Links Ultra-Reliable Multi-Core ARM-based MCU
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Overview In the industrial world, it is critical to incorporate fail-safe technology where possible in applications such as crane steering machines, robotic lift, and assembly line robots to name a few. By doing so, you ensure you meet Safety Integrity Level (SIL) standards as found in the IEC 61508 standard. Also, you significantly increase human safety and protect products and property. This fail Safe Motor Control solution incorporates the MPC574xP family of MCUs that delivers the highest functional safety standards for industrial applications. The MPC574xP family incorporates a lockstep function that serves as a watchdog function to flag any problems with the MCU including a programmable Fault Collection and Control Unit (FCCU) that monitors the integrity status of the MCU and provides flexible safe state control. Also, this device is a part of the SafeAssure® program, helping manufacturers achieve functional safety standard compliance. Block Diagram Recommended Products Category Products Features Power Switch 12XS2 | 12 V Low RDSON eXtreme Switch | NXP  Watchdog and configurable Fail-safe mode by hardware Authentication time (on-chip calculations) < 50 ms Programmable overcurrent trip level and overtemperature protection, undervoltage shutdown, and fault reporting Output current monitoring Pressure Sensor MPXHZ6130A|Pressure Sensor | NXP  The MPXHZ6130A series sensor integrates on-chip, bipolar op amp circuitry and thin-film resistor networks to provide a high output signal and temperature compensation for automotive, aviation, and industrial applications. Temperature Sensor https://www.nxp.com/products/sensors/silicon-temperature-sensors/silicon-temperature-sensors:KTY8X High accuracy and reliability Long-term stability Positive temperature coefficient; fail-safe behavior MOSFET Pre-driver GD3000 |3-phase Brushless Motor Pre-Driver | NXP  Fully specified from 8.0 to 40 V covers 12 and 24 V automotive systems Extended operating range from 6.0 to 60V covers 12 and 42 V systems Greater than 1.0 A gate drive capability with protection Power Management and Safety Monitoring MC33908 | Safe SBC | NXP  Enhanced safety block associated with fail-safe outputs Designed for ASIL D applications (FMEDA, Safety manual) Secured SPI interface   Evaluation and Development Boards   Link Description MPC5744P Development Kit for 3-phase PMSM | NXP  The NXP MTRCKTSPS5744P motor control development kit is ideal for applications requiring one PMSM motor, such as power steering or electric powertrain. Evaluation daughter board - NXP MPC5744P, 32-bit Microcontroller | NXP  The KITMPC5744DBEVM evaluation board features the MPC5744P, which is the second generation of safety-oriented microcontrollers, for automotive and industrial safety applications
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Description The S12ZVC is a highly reliable, low-cost 16-bit MCU that offers a built-in voltage regulator along with CAN bus, 12-bit ADC and a 4-channel PWM. This feature is a great asset when developing end-node automotive solutions, such as a switch panel, based on CAN bus integration. This application integrates many buttons and knobs to control automotive systems, for example, Lights, Doors, Audio Systems, Air Conditioner or windows at the driver or passengers reach. Block Diagram   Products Category Name 1: Microcontroller Product URL 1 S12ZVC Mixed-Signal MCUs|MagniV | NXP  Product Description 1 The S12ZVC is a low-cost MCU, designed for the smallest automotive CAN-termination nodes. The S12ZVC core integrates a 5V to 12V voltage regulator, this features enable the capability for the MCU to become an automotive solution; from lights to doors, to trunk locks or air conditioner switches.   Features Features Vreg for 3.5 to 20-volt operating range, scalable in supply for on- and off-chip systems CAN physical layer High-resolution mixed signal: 12-bit resolution ADC 16ns resolution PWM and Timer Related Documentation Document URL Title https://www.nxp.com/docs/en/application-note/AN5090.pdf Using the S12ZVC Device for Industrial Applications https://www.nxp.com/docs/en/application-note/AN4851.pdf Using the High-Resolution Timer and PWM in the S12ZVC   Related Software Related Software URL https://www.nxp.com/downloads/en/board-support-packages/VLG-MC9S12ZVC-DEMOSW.zip https://www.nxp.com/downloads/en/lab-test-software/DEVKIT-S12ZVC-LAB.zip https://www.nxp.com/downloads/en/board-support-packages/DEVKIT-S12ZVC-QSP.zip  Tools Tools URL VLG-MC9S12ZVC Evaluation Board | NXP  Related Demos from Communities URL List of MagniV and S12(X) Examples and Documents  List of MagniV S12(X) Application notes  S12 / MagniV Microcontrollers  CodeWarrior Development Tools  NXP Model-Based Design Tools 
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  Overview   Since 1996 in EU and since 2000 in Europe, the OBD (On-Board Diagnostics) is mandatory for all the cars manufactured. This protocol is used to verify the smoke emissions and check if any car is between the parameters stablished in every country. Also detect engine failures without need to check the engine manually, identifying accurately the problems reducing the repairing time and cost. OBD-II is a sort of computer which monitors emissions, mileage, speed, and other useful data. OBD-II is connected to the check engine light, which illuminates when the system detects a problem. Scan tools can be used to make sense of the diagnostic trouble codes and collect data on other aspects of vehicle’s performance.   Use Cases Hotspot in the CAR Geofences and speed limits Driving habits tracking Insurance and Rental Entertainment   Block Diagram   Products Category Name MCU Product URL 1 MIMXRT1050-EVK: i.MX RT1050 Evaluation Kit Product Description 1 The i.MX RT1050 EVK is a 4-layer through-hole USB-powered PCB. At its heart lies the i.MX RT1050 crossover MCU, featuring NXP’s advanced implementation of the Arm® Cortex®-M7 core.   Category Name Serial Link Bus Product URL 1 KIT33660EFEVBE: Evaluation Kit - MC33660, ISO K Line Serial Link Product Description 1 The KIT33660 evaluation board supports the MC33660, a serial link bus interface device designed to provide bi-directional half-duplex communication interfacing in automotive diagnostic applications.   Category Name Transceiver Product URL 1 TJA1100HN: Evaluation Board, TJA1100HN 100BASE-T1 PHY Transceiver Product Description 1 The TJA1100HN customer evaluation board is a low-cost hardware development tool which supports the functional evaluation of the TJA1100HN 100BASE-T1 PHY transceiver.  
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  Overview   Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) technology enables cars to communicate with their surroundings and makes driving safer and more efficient for everyone. By making the invisible visible, V2X warns the driver of road hazards, helping reduce traffic injuries and fatalities. In addition to improving safety, V2X helps to optimize traffic flow, reduce traffic congestion and lessen the environmental impact of transportation. V2X is a key component for full autonomous driving. V2X need message package signing & verification which need high CPU loading if used CPU. Qualcomm recommend their customers to use NXP i.MX8X/XL which have HSM as their modem’s companion chip. Two major components in the system: RSU (Road Side Unit) and OBU (On Board Unit). Both have similar system design, with minor differences. Block Diagram   Product Category MCU/MPU Product URL 1 i.MX 8X Family – Arm® Cortex®-A35, 3D Graphics, 4K Video, DSP, Error Correcting Code on DDR  Product Description 1 Extending the scalable range of the i.MX 8 series, the i.MX 8X family is comprised of common subsystems and architecture from the higher-end i.MX 8 family, establishing a range of cost-performance scaling with pin-compatible options and a high level of software reuse. Product URL 2 https://www.nxp.com/design/development-boards/automotive-development-platforms/s32k-mcu-platforms/s32k144-evaluation-board:S32K144EVB  Product Description 2 The S32K144EVB is a low-cost evaluation and development board for general purpose automotive applications.   Category Transceivers Product URL 1 TJA1051: High-speed CAN transceiver  Product Description 1 The TJA1051 is a high-speed CAN transceiver that provides an interface between a Controller Area Network (CAN) protocol controller and the physical two-wire CAN bus. Product URL 2 TJA1101: 2nd generation Ethernet PHY Transceivers - IEEE 100BASE-T1 compliant  Product Description 2 TJA1101 is a high-performance single port, IEEE 100BASE-T1 compliant Ethernet PHY Transceiver.   Category Power Management Product URL 1 PF8100-PF8200: 12-channel Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC) for High-Performance Processing Applications  Product Description 1 The PF8100/PF8200 PMIC family is designed for high-performance processing applications such as infotainment, telematics, clusters, vehicle networking, ADAS, vision and sensor fusion.   Category Secure Element Product URL 1 SXF1800: Secure Element IC for V2X Communication  Product Description 1 SXF1800 is based on highly secure microcontroller used also to protect mobile payments, providing highest proven assets protection.   Category I2C interface Product URL 1 PCA9538: 8-bit I²C-bus and SMBus low power I/O port with interrupt and reset  Product Description 1 The PCA9538 is a 16-pin CMOS device that provides 8 bits of General Purpose parallel Input/Output (GPIO) expansion with interrupt and reset for I2C-bus/SMBus applications and was developed to enhance the NXP Semiconductors family of II2CC-bus I/O expanders. Product URL 2 PCT2075: I2C-Bus Fm+, 1 Degree C Accuracy, Digital Temperature Sensor And Thermal Watchdog  Product Description 2 The PCT2075 is a temperature-to-digital converter featuring ±1 °C accuracy over ‑25 °C to +100 °C range. Product URL 3 PCA85073A: Automotive tiny Real-Time Clock/Calendar with alarm function and I2C-bus  Product Description 3 The PCA85073A is a CMOS1 Real-Time Clock (RTC) and calendar optimized for low power consumption.   Category Wi-Fi Product URL 1 88W8964: 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band 4x4 Wi-Fi® 5 (802.11ac) Access Solution  Product Description 1 The 88W8964 features 160MHz bandwidth and Multi-User Multi-Input Multi-Output (MU-MIMO) while achieving 2.6 Gbit/s peak data rate for high speed, secure, and reliable access points and smart gateways.  
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  Overview The growth in automotive emerging markets has increased the need for simple and lower cost instrument cluster solutions. NXP® offers several cost-effective solutions based on its complete range of instrument cluster processors, from the 8-bit S08 family to industry-leading 16-bit S12 architecture, integrating required interface features that include the optimal set of on-chip features, package and memory options. To further help your instrument cluster designs, NXP offers an extensive suite of hardware and software development tools. i.MX8X have similar CPU performance with i.MX6 but 2 times GPU performance. NXP provide function safety ASIL-B cluster solution with hardware/software support. i.MX8X has embedded VPU which can support video stream decoding from IVI to cluster. And also full solution for AVB/TSN in car network.   Block Diagram Products Category MCU/MPU Product URL 1 i.MX 8X Family – Arm® Cortex®-A35, 3D Graphics, 4K Video, DSP, Error Correcting Code on DDR  Product Description 1 Extending the scalable range of the i.MX 8 series, the i.MX 8X family is comprised of common subsystems and architecture from the higher-end i.MX 8 family, establishing a range of cost-performance scaling with pin-compatible options and a high level of software reuse. Product URL 2 S32K144EVB: S32K144 Evaluation Board  Product Description 2 The S32K144EVB is a low-cost evaluation and development board for general purpose automotive applications.   Category Power Management Product URL  PF8100-PF8200: 12-channel Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC) for High-Performance Processing Applications  Product Description The PF8100/PF8200 PMIC family is designed for high-performance processing applications such as infotainment, telematics, clusters, vehicle networking, ADAS, vision and sensor fusion.   Category Transceiver Product URL 1 TJA1042: High-speed CAN transceiver with standby mode  Product Description 1 The TJA1042 high-speed CAN transceiver provides an interface between a Controller Area Network (CAN) protocol controller and the physical two-wire CAN bus. Product URL 2 TJA1101: 2nd generation Ethernet PHY Transceivers - IEEE 100BASE-T1 compliant  Product Description 2 TJA1101 is a high-performance single port, IEEE 100BASE-T1 compliant Ethernet PHY Transceiver.   Category Peripherals Product URL1 PCA9538: 8-bit I²C-bus and SMBus low power I/O port with interrupt and reset  Product Description 1 The PCA9538 is a 16-pin CMOS device that provides 8 bits of General Purpose parallel Input/Output (GPIO) expansion with interrupt and reset for I2C-bus/SMBus applications and was developed to enhance the NXP Semiconductors family of II2CC-bus I/O expanders. Product URL 2 PCA9955BTW: 16-channel Fm+ I²C-bus 57 mA/20 V constant current LED driver  Product Description 2 The PCA9955B is an I2C-bus controlled 16-channel constant current LED driver optimized for dimming and blinking 57 mA Red/Green/Blue/Amber (RGBA) LEDs in amusement products. Product URL 3 PCT2075: I2C-Bus Fm+, 1 Degree C Accuracy, Digital Temperature Sensor And Thermal Watchdog  Product Description 3 The PCT2075 is a temperature-to-digital converter featuring ±1 °C accuracy over ‑25 °C to +100 °C range. Product URL 4 PCA85073A: Automotive tiny Real-Time Clock/Calendar with alarm function and I2C-bus  Product Description 4 The PCA85073A is a CMOS1 Real-Time Clock (RTC) and calendar optimized for low power consumption.
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  Overview NXP solutions enable AD/DC chargers in hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). The AD/DC charger interfaces with the battery management system to ensure a proper charge of electricity of the cells until it fulfills high-voltage (HV) requirements. Our comprehensive portfolio provides the critical building blocks for high-performance, efficient and safe pawer management control system for electric traction motors.   Use Cases This solution can be applied and various sectors of the industry, specially in the automotive field. NXP solutions enable Hybrid and Electric Vehicles applications as: Converters and Chargers Stop/Start Systems Power inverters   Block Diagram Products Category MCU Product URL S32K144EVB: S32K144 Evaluation Board  Product Description The S32K144EVB is a low-cost evaluation and development board for general purpose automotive applications.   Category Safety SBC Product URL 1 FS6500: Grade 1 and Grade 0 Safety Power System Basis Chip with CAN Flexible Data Transceiver  Product Description The NXP® FS6500 system basis chip (SBC) provides power to MCUs and optimizes energy consumption through DC/DC switching regulators, linear regulators, and ultra-low-power saving modes.   Category RTC Product URL PCA85073A: Automotive tiny Real-Time Clock/Calendar with alarm function and I2C-bus  Product Description The PCA85073A is a CMOS1 Real-Time Clock (RTC) and calendar optimized for low power consumption.   Category Serial Interface Product URL  MC33660: ISO K Line Serial Link Interface  Product Description The NXP® MC33660 is a serial link bus interface device designed to provide bi-directional half-duplex communication interfacing in automotive diagnostic applications.
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In BLE spec there is no standard wireless pass through profile, so different chip vendors have their own implementations, which is also called Proprietary Profile, the compatibility is a big challenge. There are two wireless pass through demos in NXP BLE demos. For QN90XX chip, it’s called QPP. For KW3X, it’s called wireless UART.  The wireless UART is more complex. It doesn’t support always-connection and have many limitations for the app. The common BLE debug tool app on phone side cannot communicate with it, while the QPP can work well.  This demo code is target to port the QPP profile to KW3X SDK, which can simplify user’s development.
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The KW36/35/34 is an ultra-low power, highly integrated single-chip family that enables Bluetooth Low Energy version 5 and Generic FSK (at 250, 500 and 1000 kbps) connectivity for automotive, industrial and medical embedded systems. KW36/35/34 integrates an Arm ®   Cortex ® -M0+ CPU, up to 512 KB Flash and 64 KB SRAM, Bluetooth LE and Generic FSK hardware Link Layers and peripherals optimized to meet the requirements of the target applications. KW36/35/34 supports up to 8 simultaneous Bluetooth LE connections as either a master, a slave or any combination. The KW36 includes an integrated FlexCAN module enabling seamless integration into an automotive or industrial CAN communication network. The FlexCAN module can support CAN’s flexible data-rate (CAN FD) protocol for increased bandwidth and lower latency. The Kinetis KW36A/35A/34A MCUs feature AEC Q100-Grade 2 temperature range qualification while the KW36Z/35Z feature and Industrial qualification. As more and more car OEM are considering to use phone as the car key, which need to localize the driver’s position, most customers prefer to use RSSI based solution as it can be supported by current phone directly, while PDE and AOA is not compatible with current phone.  Common RSSI Localization method is acquiring advertising channels, It’s easy, but it is hard to make authentication, can be attacked easily and have low anti-interference ability as it only have 3 channels. So customers are asking for a new method to monitor the data channels with hopping.  This demonstration system implement data channel’s RSSI tracing and monitoring of 4 BLE connections at the same time, and designed a GUI to simplify the steps to setup the demo system, and view the result visually.
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Overview Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are based on inputs from a variety of sensors, controlling different types of motors such as stepper motors for flaps and DC/BLDC blower fan motors. NXP broad portfolio of 32-bit, 16-bit S12, and 8-bit S08 families of microcontrollers enables designers to meet the needs of a variety of HVAC applications. System basis chips (SBCs) combine physical network connection with power management. Intelligent eXtreme switches complete the system solution for DC motor blowers. BLDC motor control requires more complex algorithms. NXP’s MagniV products combine MCU with SBC functionality, network connection, and motor control, specific drivers, into a single package, providing a cost-effective small footprint system solution. Interactive Block Diagrams https://www.nxp.com/video/building-automation:BUILDING-AUTOMATION-V02Recommended Products Category Products Features MCU MPC560xB|32-bit MCU|Body-Electronic | NXP  32-bit single-core Power Architecture® MCU. 32-bit Automotive General Purpose MCUs | NXP  Arm Cortex-M0+|Kinetis KEA 32-bit Automotive MCUs | NXP  System Basis Chip (SBC) MC33742 | SBC with Enhanced High-Speed CAN Transceiver | NXP  System basis chip with high-speed CAN Interface. SBC Gen2 with High-speed CAN | NXP  System basis chip with high-speed CAN Interface. MC33905 | SBC Gen2 with High-Speed CAN and LIN | NXP  System basis chip with high-speed CAN Interface. LIN SBC | NXP MC33910  System basis chip with LIN interface (Entry Level). LIN SBC | NXP MC33911 System basis chip with LIN interface (Medium Level). LIN SBC | NXP MC33912 System basis chip with LIN interface (High-end Level). CAN Interface MC33897 | Single-Wire Can Transceiver | NXP  CAN interface with protection features LIN Interface TJA1021 | LIN2.1/SAE J2602 Transceiver | NXP  LIN interface with low emission. MC33662 | LIN 2.1 / SAEJ2602-2, LIN Physical Layer | NXP  LIN 2.1 and SAEJ2602-2 interface. Switch Monitoring MC33972 | MSDI with Suppressed Wakeup | NXP  Multiple switch detection interface with sleep mode. MSDI | NXP  Multiple switch detection interface with sleep mode. Motor Control MagniV® S12ZVM Mixed-Signal MCUs | NXP  Single-chip BLDC motor control solution. MC33937 | Field Effect Transistor | NXP  Three phase field effect transistor (FET) pre-driver. MC33932 | H-Bridge Motor Driver | NXP  Dual 5.0 A throttle control H-bridge. High Side Switches MC33937 | Field Effect Transistor | NXP  Three phase field effect transistor (FET) pre-driver. MC33932 | H-Bridge Motor Driver | NXP  Dual 5.0 A throttle control H-bridge. Tools and Software Link Features Development Kit for sensorless BLDC | NXP  Based on the 32-bit Arm Cortex-M4F S32K144, the MTRDEVKSBNK144 is a development kit engineered for sensorless applications requiring one Brushless Direct Current (BLDC).
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Description Earlier this year NXP organized a promotional opportunity for amateur radio enthusiasts to use their creativity and build their own power amplifier designs. NXP received numerous creative submissions in this competitive Homebrew RF Design Challenge. We appreciate the dedication and enthusiasm from the community that made this contest a success. First place winner An MRF101AN broadband amplifier design with 1 W Input, 100 W Output 1.8-54 MHZ Amplifier deck. (For more information visit:NXP MRF-101 - RFPowerTools )  It is an amplifier with a bandwidth of 1.8MHz to 54MHz. Maximum output power of 100W up to 30MHz and 70W up to 50MHz. Maximum power supply 50V to 4A, with a Voltage Standing Wave Ratio of 1.5:1 maximum. The design dimensions of the PCB is 5x5 cm (2x2 in).  and  310g weight including fan and heat sink. Second place winner A 600W broadband HF amplifier using affordable LDMOS devices (For more information visit: https://qrpblog.com/2019/10/a-600w-broadband-hf-amplifier-using-affordable-ldmos-devices/  ) This project is meant to demonstrate the capabilities of the MRF300 transistors as linear broadband devices in the 2-50MHz range and to be used by radio amateurs as a starting point for a medium-high power amplifier. This is also my entry to the NXP Homebrew RF Design Challenge 2019. To achieve the target of 600W output while also minimizing the level of even-number harmonics, a “push-pull” configuration of two transistors is used. Luckily, the manufacturer made it easy to design the PCB layout for such a thing by offering two versions (the MRF300AN & MRF300BN) that have mirrored pinout. The common TO-247 package is used, with the source connected to the tab. Each individual MRF300 LDMOS transistor is specified at 330W output over a 1.8-250MHz working frequency range, a maximum 28dB of gain and over 70% efficiency. The recommended supply range is 30-50Vdc. By studying the specifications, it looks like with correct broadband matching and some operational safety margin we can get close to 600W output at a voltage of around 45V across a resonably large bandwidth; the aim is to cover 1.8 to 54MHz. Main challenges when designing this amplifier are related to achieving good input and output matching over the entire frequency range as well as maintaining high and flat gain. Good linearity and a low level of harmonic products are mandatory. As the TO-247 is not a package specifically designed for high-power RF, there are some challenges with thermal design and PCB layout as well. Information taken from the essay by the winner. Third place winner A High Efficiency Switchmode RF Amplifier using a MRF101AN LDMOS Device for a CubeSat Plasma Thruster (For more information visit: Research - SuperLab@Stanford ) The Class E amplifier utilizes the active device as a switch, operating in only cutoff (off) and saturated (on) conditions. This minimizes the overlap of voltage and current, reducing losses in the active device. To further reduce loss the Class E amplifier utilizes an inductively tuned resonant network to achieve zero voltage switching, bringing the voltage across the switch to zero before turn on, eliminating energy stored in the output capacitance of the active device that would otherwise be dissipated. This is achieved with an inductively tuned series resonant output filter.  In the Class E amplifier losses are almost entirely determined by the current conducted by the active device so a high drain impedance is desired to maximize efficiency. The drain impedance is ultimately limited by the voltage rating of the switch. For our desired output power of 40W and the maximum voltage rating of 133V for the MRF101AN this impedance is still less than 50 ohms, so a L match circuit is used to match the drain impedance to 50 ohms. The load network in our design provides a drain impedance of 15.4+12.8j. As the MRF101AN will operate in saturation a high drive level is desired. To eliminate the need for a preamplifier and allow for digital control, we use a high speed gate drive chip typically used in switch-mode power supplies, LMG1020, to drive the MRF101AN instead of a RF preamplifier. A resonant network is used to provide voltage gain at the fundamental and third harmonic, providing a quasi-square wave on the gate which helps insure the device remains in saturation. Conclusion It was a close call and highly competitive! Each participant had their own creative, unique and impressive way of displaying the capabilities of these new parts. NXP is always up for new design challenges. Ready for the next challenge?
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Description With the development of new technologies in today’s world, the automotive industry is now capable of implementing new devices that allow drivers to have wider control of their automobiles. These devices could offer remote diagnostic services for vehicle monitoring, car security, GPS to optimize driving paths, and many other services. T-Box provides a remote communication interface for the vehicle as a wireless gateway. It can provide: Traffic data acquisition Travel track record Information and entertainment services such as navigation, news, weather and other information push Vehicle fault monitoring Vehicle remote control (open lock, air conditioning control, window control, transmitter torque limit, engine start and stop) Driving behavior analysis 4G wireless hotspot sharing and other services Features EMC controller support SDRAM CAN controller (from more than 2 CH to more than 3 CH) Small package (from LQFP to BGA) More I/O pins (more UART, SPI, I2C). Low power (GPIO wakeup and RTC wakeup) Cost effective Block Diagram Products Category Name 1: MCU Product URL 1 LPC1778FET208|Arm Cortex-M3|32-bit MCU | NXP  Product Description 1 The LPC1778FET208 is a low-power, cost-effective MCU featuring up to 512 KB Flash, 96 KB SRAM, 4 KB EEPROM and a wide assortment of connectivity peripherals, including up to five UARTs, three SPI/SSP, and three I²C. Product URL 2 LPC540XX Family of Microcontrollers (MCUs) | NXP  Product Description 2 The LPC54S016 offers power-efficiency and unique architecture, advanced HMI and flexible communication peripherals for real-time performance for the next-generation IoT. Category Name 2: Transceiver Product URL 1 TJA1041A | High-Speed CAN transceiver | NXP  Product Description 1 The TJA1041A is primarily intended for automotive high-speed CAN applications (up to 1 Mbit/s). Product URL 2 TJA1043 | High Speed CAN transceiver | NXP  Product Description 2 The TJA1043 transceiver is designed for high-speed CAN applications in the automotive industry, providing differential transmit and receive capability to (a microcontroller with) a CAN protocol controller. Product URL 3 TJA1051 | High-speed CAN Transceiver | NXP  Product Description 3 The TJA1051 transceiver is designed for high-speed CAN applications in the automotive industry, providing differential transmit and receive capability to (a microcontroller with) a CAN protocol controller. Category Name 3: Peripherals Product URL 1 MC33972 | MSDI with Suppressed Wakeup | NXP  Product Description 1 The 33972 Multiple Switch Detection Interface (MSDI) with suppressed wake-up is designed to detect the closing and opening of up to 22 switch contacts. This device also features a 22-to-1 analog multiplexer for reading inputs as analog. Product URL 2 Tiny Real-Time Clock/calendar | NXP  Product Description 2 The PCF85063TP is a CMOS Real-Time Clock (RTC) and calendar optimized for low power consumption. An offset register allows fine-tuning of the clock. Product URL 3 ±2g/±4g/±8g, Low g, 14-Bit Accelerometer | NXP  Product Description 3 The FXLS8471Q accelerometer is highly versatile and ideal for industrial, consumer and automotive high-performance, low-g applications that offer noise density, board mount offset, temperature performance, and sensitivity. Product URL 4 High-speed CAN core system basis chip | NXP  Product Description 4 The UJA1076A supports the networking applications used to control power and sensor peripherals by using a high-speed CAN as the main network interface. Tools Product Link OM13001: EA LPC1788 Evaluation Board EA LPC1788 Evaluation Board | NXP  LPC54S018M-EVK: LPCXpresso54S018M Development Board LPCXpresso54S018M Development Board | NXP  OM11059A: Demoboard for the I²C RTC PCF85063TP and PCF85063ATL Demoboard for the I²C RTC PCF85063TP and PCF85063ATL | NXP  Sensor Toolbox Development Boards for FXLS8471Q 3-Axis Linear Accelerometer FXLS8471Q 3-Axis Accelerometer Development Boards | NXP 
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Description Governing motion and speed, this domain is what makes an automobile move. Movement is based on inputs from the driver or the driver-substitute and can be modified based on personal preferences and environmental constraints, such as road conditions. The vehicle dynamics portion of this domain is where supporting subsystems, such as suspension and steering, ensure stability and a smooth ride. Our angular sensors include magnetic field sensors, integrated amplifiers and programmable sensors. NXP’s 16- and 32-bit single and dual-core automotive MCUs provide enhanced computing power and specialized peripherals for complex electric motor control functions. Integrated power supply solutions are also important elements of a power steering control unit. Features BLDC motor commutation Electronic Power Steering (EPS) Steering angle measurement Window wiper position detection Contactless angle measurement Quick response High accuracy over wider temperature range Block Diagram Products Category Name 1: MCU Product URL 1 32-bit Automotive General Purpose MCUs | NXP  Product Description 1 S32K MCUs combine multiple low power operating modes with autonomous, low power peripherals providing complete control over the dynamic and static power profiles. Category Name 2: CAN Product URL 1 CAN/LIN SBC w/<Gen2 | NXP  Product Description 1 The MC33903 works as an advanced power management unit for the MCU and additional integrated circuits such as sensors and CAN transceivers Product URL 2 UJA1169LTK | Mini High-Speed CAN SBC | NXP  Product Description 2 The UJA1169L is designed to be used in applications that require more than one transceiver or additional power supply resources. Category Name 3: Sensor Product URL 1 KMZ60 | Angle sensor with integrated amplifier | NXP  Product Description 1 The MagnetoResistive (MR) sensor with integrated amplifier is designed for angular control applications and Brushless DC (BLDC) motors with even-numbered pole pairs. Demos Automotive Magnetic Sensors  Training Vehicle Dynamics &amp; Safety: Next-Generation Automotive Security Solutions  Tools Product Link S32K144EVB: S32K144 Evaluation Board S32K144 Evaluation Board | NXP  KIT33903BD3EVBE: Evaluation Kit - MC33903BD3, SBC Gen2 with CAN and LIN EVK - MC33903BD3, SBC Gen2 with CAN and LIN | NXP 
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Description Application demo uses a model trained off the MNIST dataset to recognize individual handwritten digits written on the touch sensitive LCD screen. Thie model conversion can be found here: https://community.nxp.com/docs/DOC-344227 . Software The RT1060 SDK should already be installed in MCUXpresso IDE. Drag-and-drop the .zip file into the Project Explorer view, and then compile and flash. NXP Products Link i.MX RT1060 Evaluation Kit i.MX RT1060 Evaluation Kit | NXP  4.3" LCD Panel 4.3" LCD Panel RK043FN02H-CT | NXP 
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Description Application demo recognizes 10 keywords: "yes", "no", "up", "down", "left", "right", "on", "off", "stop", "go" spoken into the on-board microphone. Use terminal output - 115200 baud - to see results. This demo was created as part of hands-on lab demonstrating model conversion which can be found here: https://community.nxp.com/docs/DOC-344227 . Software The RT1060 SDK should already be installed in MCUXpresso IDE. Drag-and-drop the .zip file into the Project Explorer view, and then compile and flash. NXP Product Link i.MX RT1060 Evaluation Kit i.MX RT1060 Evaluation Kit | NXP 
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QGroundControl mission planner optimized by Qt Company to run on a Technexion TEP-15 industrial panel computer. QGroundControl is part of the Dronecode Platform. ======= Please see www.hovergames.com and www.nxp.com/hovergamesdrones for more drone hardware. ======= Features: A low power, rugged, fa n-less, cost effective reference solution NXP i.MX6 Quad core processor QGroundControl is an intuitive and powerful ground control station, is part of the Dronecode Platform and supports MAVLink enabled UAVs such as those based on the PX4 Pro Autopilot and ArduPilot. Technexion TEP-15 industrial panel computer running Ubuntu or Yocto Linux  The Qt Company optimized HMI & app Communicates with the NXP RDDRONE-FMUK66 Drone Flight management unit and KIT-HGDRONEK66 www.HoverGames.com drone kit Partner Information: Technexion offers both SBCs SOMs and Panel computers using NXP i.MX family processors Qt Company provides optimized solutions and consulting services for Qt framework    See NXP UAV landing page for solutions for Rovers and Drones and the HoverGames Drone reference design, and software coding challenge. ##
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